October 30, 2012

Peter Yamamura earns first prize in ADA/Dentsply research awards

Peter Yamamura

Third-year student Peter Yamamura received first-place honors in the American Dental Association/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Awards during the recent ADA annual meetings in San Francisco.

Yamamura’s was judged the best among 27 entries in Category II: Basic Science Research. His presentation was titled “Effects of MTA on Stem Cells of the Apical Papilla.”

The award is accompanied by a cash prize of $750. In addition, Yamamura receives a travel prize to represent his research at the Thomas Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta next March.

“I couldn’t be happier,” said Yamamura’s mentor, Dr. Avina Paranjpe, Assistant Professor of Endodontics.